Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo: seeking to become the first player to score at four consecutive European Championships. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The Portuguese media are worried. Their fancied team are without a win at the European Championship, have one goal from 18 shots on target and must b(...)

Iceland’s Birkir Bjarnason celebrates after scoring in the Euro 2016 Group F game against Portugal at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters/ Livepic

Portugal 1 Iceland 1 There were five minutes remaining in Saint-Étienne when the old Manchester United team-mates Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo teamed u(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal out in Euro 2016 later this month. Photograph: Getty Images

Portugal coach Fernando Santos accepts his side could be a terror target at Euro 2016 due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence. Ronaldo was absent for Thu(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Photograph: Getty

Prospects The extent to which the Portuguese relied on Ronaldo last time around was pretty remarkable and though he wasn’t quite up to the task of (...)

Teenage midfielder Renato Sanches has been included in Portugal’s 23-man aquad for the European Championships in France. Photograph: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images

Portugal coach Fernando Santos left Bernardo Silva, one of the country’s brightest young players, out of his final 23-man Euro 2016 squad on Tuesday b(...)

The Ireland players line up before kick-off in the 1-1 draw with Poland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The mood in the Republic of Ireland camp may, as you’d expect, still be upbeat despite the points dropped to Poland but any supporters who took partic(...)

Giorgos Samaras of Greece celebrates scoring his team’s second goal against the  Ivory Coast. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Greece 2 Ivory Coast 1 Greece stubbornly refuse to enter the spirit of this liberating World Cup or give up their place in it. Water-tight, compact an(...)

Greece and Ivory Coast are both appearing at their third World Cup and neither has ever reached the second round, but that could change today when the(...)

‘Messi’s strike raised me from the couch and I cracked a window attempting the ‘Maradona Seven’ with an empty beer can.’

Saturday, June 14th16.50 How the Netherlands sizzled last night! Early days, but Van Gaal is as canny as a sack of Dutch Gold and his team, in yesterd(...)

Falcao’s Monaco team mate James Rodriquez carries Colombian hopes in the absence of ’El Tigre’

Colombia face Greece in Belo Horizonte on Saturday night with both sides having legitimate hopes of progressing from arguably the tournament’s weakest(...)

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